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Who Has Higher (and Lower) Approval Ratings Than Congress?

Trader John W. Panin of JNK Securites Corp. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 4, 2011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 4.3 percent Thursday, its worst one-day drop in more than two years, as global markets melted down over fears of another world economic downturn. The Dow was down 512.76 points to 11,383.68; the broader S&P 500 lost 4.8 percent to 1,200.07, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite plunged 5.1 percent to 2,556.39.(PHOTO: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

photo of Chris Heller
August 5, 2011

A substantial majority of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress as either "low" or "very low" in a new Gallup poll released on Monday, rating members lower than telemarketers, lobbyists and car salesman, and tying a record for Gallup's honesty and ethics poll for any profession. In this gallery, we see how that rating measures up against other public opinions.

          

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